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Westminster Abbey

London Pass Benefits:

Free entry to Westminster Abbey with a London Pass
Normal Ticket Price: Adult: £18.00 Child: £8.00

Just a short walk from the Thames, Westminster Abbey is a must-see and a significant structure in British history. This beautiful gothic church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site popular with many visitors to London. Complete with paintings, stained glass windows and other religious artefacts, Westminster Abbey owns the most important collection of monumental sculpture anywhere in Britain.

Highlights:

  • Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Chaucer, Dr. Samuel Johnson and Charles Darwin were buried in the church’s grounds
  • The Abbey’s history is made up of famous Kings and Queens, as well as renowned poets and priests – even heroes and villains were embroiled in its past!
  • Memorial for Isaac Newton in Scientists corner
  • Westminster contains impressive statues and monuments from the Virgin Mary holding a baby Jesus to the grave of the unknown warrior
  • The Little Cloister which leads to the College Gardens, the oldest garden in England, where the clergy staff live

Did you know:

  • In 2011 it was the venue for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton
  • It’s been the nation’s Coronation church since the crowning of William the Conqueror in 1066
  • The current reigning Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on King Edward’s Chair, along with every monarch since 1308
  • There are 450 tombs and monuments in the Abbey
  • The Chapter House has one of the oldest doors dating to 1050
  • If you look closely, the walls are littered with schoolboy graffiti from the 1700s-1800s

Don't miss:

Sermons

The life of the abbey revolves around worship; Morning Prayer, Evensong and the Eucharist. The services are open to the public of any religious denomination.

Music

Westminster Abbey has been actively musical since the monks of the tenth century, to the daily choir singers of today, the Choir of Westminster Abbey. The earliest pair of organs were installed in 1304 in the Lady Chapel. Some of the most celebrated British musicians, organists, singers and composers have been linked to the Abbey throughout their careers.

Bell Ringing

Since the first established bell ringing group in 1255, the Brethren of the Guild of Westminster, the bell ringers of today are comprised of a volunteer group who ring on special occasions such as saint’s days, church festivals and Royal and Abbey anniversaries.

Flag Days

On top of the North Tower, constructed between 1722 and 1745, sits a flag pole which flies various flags throughout the year for different occasions. The flags consist of; the Commonwealth Nations, the Flag of St Peter, the Abbey Flag, the Union Flag, the Flags of the National Saints, the Royal Air Force Flag, and the Royal Standard.

Find out more Westminster Abbey is deep-rooted in London's history, so explore the Abbey's past and present through our interactive infographic series.

Westminster Abbey

How to get there:

- Westminster underground (district, circle and jubilee lines)
- St James’s Park underground (district and circle lines)
- Westminster Abbey is situated in zone 1 of the London Transport Network so your travel will be included in your package if you opt for The London Pass with Travel

Make the most of your London Pass:

- Free audio guide tour
- It’s just a few steps from the Houses of Parliament, another top London attraction and picture-perfect location

Closures:
3rd, 16th, 23rd December last entry: 12.00
4th December opens: 13.00
24th & 25th December closed for tourist visiting (Open for Services)
26th December opens: 10.00 and Groups must enter via the North Door
1st January the group entrance is open from 10.00-15.00

The Abbey is a fully working church therefore subject to full closures and fast track queue closures at short notice. It is wise to call before you visit.

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"My boyfriend and I purchased the London Pass ahead of time to use when we got to London and it was wonderful for public transport, avoiding cues and accessing all the sites without having to fawk out cash or paying per site. This also allowed us to see much more than we normally would have. Because you buy the card at a flat rate you are saving money too! It makes travelling around London a pleasure as a tourist."
Katherine from Australia

Monday 09.30 - 16.30
Tuesday 09.30 - 16.30
Wednesday 09.30 - 16.30
Thursday 09.30 - 16.30
Friday 09.30 - 16.30
Saturday 09.30 - 14.30
Sunday Open for services only
Last Admission: 1 hour before Closing

Closed: Sundays (service only), 24th to 25th December, Good Friday and during ceremonial events.

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Address:

Westminster Abbey, London SW1P 3PA

Telephone:

020 7222 5152